Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni and Indian women’s T20I team captain Harmanpreet Kaur unveiled India’s new jersey in Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, ahead of World Cup 2019. Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw and Jemimah Rodrigues were also present at the launch.
The team launched the new jersey on Friday along with Nike as their official apparel partner. The men’s team will be seen donning the new jersey for the first time in the upcoming ODI series against Australia and then in the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
Presenting #TeamIndia‘s new jersey
The new kits have arrived! As the Men in Blue put on the revamped jerseys for the first time, we take you behind the scenes to know what’s changed – by @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019
Rohit Sharma told BCCI.TV, “This is our new jersey which we will be sporting during the ODI series. It helps to be agile on the field. One interesting fact that the jersey also has is, along with all the colours, the dates when we won the first World Cup, the T20 World Cup and our second 50-over format World Cup winning date in Mumbai.”
“All these facts are rare and it is pretty nice and good looking,” he added.
About Team India’s new jersey 2019
Team India’s new jersey includes the special dates from their wins in 1983 World Cup win, the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup.
— Bihan Sengupta (@BihanSengupta91) March 1, 2019
MS Dhoni was quoted by PTI as saying, “It always reminds me of the great legacy that we have got. It’s not only that. Playing each and every bilateral series, reaching No 1 across formats, all these are motivational stuff.”
“It feels good to always get into past a bit. During the first World Cup in 1983, we were very young. Later, saw videos of how everyone celebrated. In 2007, we won World T20. So we are good at it (World titles). It’s good that we carried that legacy forward and hand it over to the future generations,” he said.
“Hopefully, the (new) jersey becomes a part of a lot of World Cups but it is the consistency that we are really proud of “, Dhoni concluded.
The five-match series between India and Australia starts today. After the five games against Australia, India’s next target is the last couple of slots for the World Cup that starts in England on May 30.
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